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Swedish or German

Right now I'm level 5 with both languages. I really want to continue Swedish and after Swedish I want to start German. But, German is much, MUCH more usefull for me because I'm Dutch and I will use it more in the future. I'ts also easier. But I don't know why I really want to learn Swedish!

I can also do both, but I don't know if thats a good idea.. What do you think?

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/CinnamonBoy

Every language is useful.

Do what you really love, and if you really love Swedish, then do Swedish!

German is more useful, worldwide, but at the end of the day, it all comes down to what you want to do and where you want to go.

Swedish is way more beautiful than German, even though strangely enough, I do consider German beautiful in its own way. I just absolutely love the way each language is pronounced, though they're very different from each other!! XD

But you could still try to do both. It wouldn't hurt and they're not that similar, anyway. I'd recommend to do one half of the week German and the other Swedish. :)

But this all lies on you!!! Have fun with the road you choose!!! Good luck! :D

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mr_Eyl
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"German is more useful"

Unless you're talking to a Swede.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CinnamonBoy

Exactly.

"...it all comes down to what you want to do and where you want to go."

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mr_Eyl
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I'm glad we agree that languages aren't objectively useful, then. :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CinnamonBoy

As am I! :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lavendeltee
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The best way to find it out is to try ;)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Far-quaad
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No language is not useful, first of all. I would suggest trying to learn both, and then pursuing whichever you find more enjoyable to you... unless you want to learn both, then go ahead and do it! they are separate branches of the Germanic language family (west & north) so it would be less confusing then say learning Norwegian Swedish and Danish all at once. Personally I find German beautiful and I love it very much, but every mind is different.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Qiunnn
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I start learning a language once I am comfortable with all the tenses and stuff of one language then go into more immersive learning on that language while starting to do the grammar of the other one.
It works for me but everyone is different

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DestartreK1st
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I think that you should learn German. Because it's useful as you say.

But whatever. It's your final decision. Anyway, good luck!!!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Terkaszz

First, the language that is easiest, Than the hardest, i'm dutch too, So I would choose German. i hope this was helpfull for you.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.
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I think doing both is a good idea. If you like learning Swedish, even though German is more useful, go on learning both. Doing both is a good idea. I hope this helps.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Francy-Chan

You can learn them both (:

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rhythmixed
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I would continue with German for a bit and then continue with Swedish. German is probably easy for you to pick up, and from German Swedish will be easier then.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gc49k
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I know what you mean. It is much like living in San Diego, CA, and wanting to learn German rather than Spanish.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Operaphile
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I have been learning both German and Swedish simultaneously and have almost reached level 25 in each. I enjoy learning languages with connections to the arts. I am a fan of German opera and a fan of Swedish film. If I were more "practical" I would probably just learn Spanish...Life is short. Do what you enjoy...

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MelvilQ
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I would do Swedish if you can imagine yourself living in Sweden in the future, and German else.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tiramisues
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I wouldn't take both at the same time, but rather one after the other. They are both Germanic languages and while they are not as close as Swedish is to Finnish or Danish, I as a German recognize a lot of words in Swedish.

Sometimes I feel they also have a similar sentence structure, but German is more complicated with 4 cases and 3 articles. So you might want to start with Swedish and then later add German to the mix.

1 year ago
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